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Let's Do Lunch: Sweetsalt

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There are some great lunches to be had in this town, and we want to celebrate the midday meal. So, let's do lunch, shall we?

Last fall, Alex Eusebio joined the ranks of Top Chef-testants from Season 5 of the hit Bravo cooking show to head up a Los Angeles restaurant (that's Stefan Richter and Fabio Viviani). Providing a welcome break from the tired standards and stalwarts of Toluca Lake, Eusebio and his wife Sara are the team behind Sweetsalt, a small cafe-style eatery that celebrates seasonality and offers casually elegant eats.

Eusebio has often described his cooking style as eclectic, thanks to his Spanish, Dominican Republic, and New York background, and got his start in cooking after realizing he was not enjoying a career on Wall Street. He left his post at Lehman Brothers at the World Trade Center in August of 2001, and while obviously one can't say he didn't look back, he is here in Los Angeles--in Toluca Lake, no less--putting his stamp on the local food scene.